20 Quick Gift Ideas for Kids
Crocheting baby clothing and blankets is such fun and it’s amazing all you can do with different colors and techniques. I’m in awe over the beautiful and creative patterns that crocheters come up with in this department that prove to be great gift ideas for kids. One of the biggest perks is that they work up really quickly. Making a full-sized afghan takes a lot more commitment, yarn, and time, than a cute little baby blanket.
While I love getting my hands on good crochet kids’ garments, I was thinking of what unique gifts I could crochet up for children. And I was sure that the crochet community would have some fabulous suggestions. That’s what I’ve brought together in this roundup. This is a post all for kid-centric crochet inspiration.
And they stay true to the perk I mentioned — all of these patterns are quick and easy to crochet!
20 Quick Crochet Gift Ideas for Kids
These are crochet patterns that are bright and colorful, fun to make and funner to receive! Some of them are goofy and all of them are very useful. You can crochet these up to gift at an occasion or just to make things easier and more organized for your child.
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The bunny pillow was designed to be part of a free corner to corner mini course that teaches people the very basics of corner to corner. By adding a fluffy pompom, there’s a 3D effect to it. This is a great gift for someone who loves animals.
This is a gender neutral cardigan in child sizes from age 2 to 12. It can be customized simply by switching up the colors according to the recipient.This raglan is worked top down so there is no sewing required (other than the buttons), which is a huge plus!
This crochet pizza is a fun and quick project to make. You can turn this into a keychain, appliqué, bookmark, or food toy. If you make enough slices, you can put them into a circle as a puzzle for a toddler.
Kids’ toolkits usually come in a box for them to carry around or flimsy little belts that tend to break. If you’re facing either of these issues, you can crochet this tool belt and add pockets according to the tools in the kit the child has. It can be made in similar colors too so that it looks like a matching set!
During the summers, popsicles are all the rage! They help beat the heat and if you get the right kind, can actually be nutritious too (or if you home-make organic ones). To keep children’s hands from getting too cold while they enjoy this tasty treat, these are the perfect pop holders.
The Mermaid Dreams Cowl is a free pattern with gorgeous texture. The color changes really make the stitch pattern pop and make it seem like there are shells seamed into the cowl. If your little one aspires to be a mermaid, this is a great gift for them!
This is a great way to keep art supplies organized. You can take any old mason jar and turn it into this useful, creative holder. The pencils can even be turned into colorful ones depending on the yarn you use.
Baby Shark took the world by storm! This tune was enjoyed (and still is) by so many all over the globe, especially the little tots. If you know a child who loves this song, crochet them this baby shark hat!
There are so many classic dino movies and watching them together as a family are such wonderful memories to make. These cute itty bitty dinosaurs are the perfect companions for those movie nights. You can make them in all sorts of colors to use up the small balls of leftover yarn you have lying around.
There are so many emoji expressions to choose from! Make a bundle of these keychains to put into goody bags or distribute where there are a lot of kids. This pattern comes with the following expressions: smiley, sad, winky face, heart eyes, laugh-crying, laughing, surprised, sunglasses, and tongue stuck-out.
This artsy piece is a 25 x 25 square that can be used to do so much with. You can put these together into an afghan with different colored C2C blocks, a tote for your kid’s art supplies, a cushion for their playroom, etc. It’s a fairly easy pattern for beginners with not too many color changes or ends to weave in.
How cute and fun is this earbud holder? You can use some scrap colors for the mane and it won’t use up too much yarn. The finishing touches are added with a little blush and makeup brush and this is a handy pouch to keep earphones sorted in.
Is it just me or are bookmarks always hiding when you need them most? No matter how many I buy, whenever I start a new book, I have to go on a search for a bookmark beforehand. These corner bookmarks are very functional and quick to make so if you can’t find one, just crochet one!
This crochet headband serves as both an accessory and ear warmer. It can be used to keep the child’s hair in place and their ears warm. If you want, you can add some flowers to it to make it fancier or keep it as sweet and simple as it is.
This is a beginner-friendly crochet slippers pattern. It’s not easy wrestling kids into their socks and they tend to get cold toes during the winter season. You can crochet these slippers in their favorite colors and add a pompom or bow (if that’s what they like!) and hopefully, that’ll encourage them to wear them.
Crochet amigurumi bees are such a trend! They are very cute and easy to crochet but this bee comes with a special twist. It’s reversible! So with this stuffed bee plush, you’ll get 2 in 1. You can change the expression of the bee as you’d like and it’s a great way for kids to communicate what they’re feeling (sometimes using words gets tough).
Legos aren’t always the safest toys for kids to play with, especially the hard kind. They’re unpleasant to step on too! For smaller children, these soft bricks are great. They’re stackable because they have a cavity and you can crochet them in all sorts of bright colors.
This is such a versatile gift idea for a kid in your life! It’s a great toy to play with and holds a tissue box. You can scramble up the colors and then arrange them as you like. It would make a great addition to any kid’s room and encourage them to use the tissues to clean up their messes too!